North American lumber prices are poised to move higher again

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 6, 2022
Category: Today's Takeaway

After a sharp but short-lived correction, lumber prices are poised to move higher again. In related news: millennials and DIYers keep lumber demand robust; and US wood pellet exports rise in March despite ENGO opposition to biomass energy. Elsewhere: Europe’s fraught-path away from Russian energy; the Russian timber ban’s impact on Japanese markets; an Australian sawmill closes as native logging ban nears; and UK construction sees year-on-year decline.

In Forestry/Climate news: the World Forestry Congress concludes with global partnership announcement; US wildfire activity is above norms; the cost of fighting Ontario’s wildfires risesMosaic defers Cowichan Lake logging; and Gilbert Smith & Woodtone sign partnership with Adams Lake Indian Band.

Finally, Colorado conifers given ‘Fitbits’ to measure snow cover.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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